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Gladys Carnes Walker

February 3, 1938 ~ October 30, 2011 (age 73)

Gladys Carnes Walker, 73, a native of Putnam County and a longtime resident of the Swords Community died on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at St. Mary''s Hospice in Bogart. Born on February 3, 1938 in Eatonton, she was the daughter of the late James Rufus Carnes and Merle Victoria Linch Carnes. She attended Union Chapel Church School and graduated from Putnam County High School. Gladys met George Luther Walker and they were married in August of 1958. George was the owner and operator of Walker Beef and Poultry Farm and she was a homemaker helping him on the farm. As long as health permitted, she was a faithful member of the Swords United Methodist Church. She loved being with family and friends, but especially loved her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing games, gardening and working in the yard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Walker in May of 1999; two brothers, Lanier Carnes and Harold Carnes; and a brother-in-law, Charles Dial. She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Walker of Greensboro, GA; a son, Larry Lamar Walker and wife Sandy of Cumming, GA; two sisters, Lucy Walker and husband Edward of Greensboro, GA and Lois Dial of Watkinsville, GA; sister-in-law, Shirley Carnes of Milledgeville, GA; two grandchildren, Jennifer Marzen and Jeffrey Marzen; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Swords United Methodist Church,1401 Swords Road, Buckhead, GA 30625 with Rev. Dr. Anthony N. Gavalas, Rev. Tom Dial and Rev. Karon Compton officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Jeffrey Marzen, Mark Walker, Steve Dial, Jim Alexander, Alan Ward and Josh Wheat. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at McCommons Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642. The family requests that memorials be made to Swords United Methodist Church, 1401 Swords Road, Buckhead, GA 30625. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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